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Post by Huw » Tue Oct 09, 2007 14:31

I was thinking just last night of footballers who aren't twats, and my list is quite pathetic! Anyone know anymore?

Pat Nevin - likes B&S and even gets a thank you on the last Camera Obscura album!

Mehmet Scholl - has released a couple of compilations of his favourite music (some dodgy stuff, but anyway), his fave band is Teenage Fanclub and got Hideen Cameras to play at Bayern.

Gaizka Mendieta - my friend used to see him around the indie clubs of Bilbao and gets a mention in a Los Planetas song and appeared the the video. At least I think it was Los Planetas...

Frank Rijkaard - likes Belle and Sebastian. Though he did spit in Rudi Vollers perm that time...

erm...I think that is it.

Anyone else got a favourite football refernce in a song?
I have two

"I feel like I've won the cup/ Everytime we make love/ Forty-five minutes each way/ at half time I hear a brass band play" - The Boy Done Good by Billy Bragg

and, of course

"The referee gave us fuck all" - Another Sunny Day by the Belles, the backing singing is the sweetest swearing ever.

If I started on the Half Man Half Biscuit lyrics I'd be here till wednesday...
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Post by Richard » Tue Oct 09, 2007 15:10

Ha! I was thinking about this the other day too.

Not sure if he likes the indiepop, but Vikash Dhorasoo (Livorno, Milan, Bordeaux, France) seems to be the only non-wanker in football I can think of. Oh, and Stuart Pearce.

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Post by Trev » Tue Oct 09, 2007 16:16

The Referee's Alphabet - by Half Man Half Biscuit

The A is for my authority
which many players seem to question,
thinking theyre somehow going to make me change my mind
B is for babies
which a lot of managers cry like
after a decision has not gone their way
C is for the continual criticism i recieve from the touchline
get back in your technical area!
D is for the dunderheads
who seem to think we have a conspiracy
against their particular team
E is for the eery silence that echoes around the ground
after I've booked the home teams player
and its obvious to everyone that he deserved it
F is the farce into which most games would descend if we werent there
The G is for the gnarled face of someone whos on £90,000 a week
and reckoned he should have had a throw in
H is for handball
which has to be intentional and very rarely is
if only people would study the rules more
I is for innocence, pleaded by many a doe-eyed defender
after theyve just scythed down that tricky winger
J is for ju-jitsu, which i quite intend to display given a dark alley
and some of the narky blerts ive encountered
K is for the kissing of the badge
how ridiculous that looks 6 months later when theyre at another club
L is for lip reading, at which you dont need to be an expert
to see how odious some people are
M is for the mistakes we sometimes make
surely a bit of controversy is part of the games appeal
The N, the N is for the numbskull who during the boxing day game
asks me what else i got for christmas besides my whistle
an afternoon with your wife mate
The O is for offside
which many forwards tell me they simply could not have been
The P is for the penalty shootout
great drama and no pressure on me
Q is the quiet word i sometimes need to have
with some of the more fiery participants
i usually choose the word 'pleat'
R is for running backwards
a difficult skill which the pundits never seem to appreciate
S is for the suggestion that i should have awarded a card of some sort
to a player whos just been awarded a free kick
sorry i got all that wrong the S again
okay the S, the S is the suggestion that i should show a card to an opponent
by a player whos been awarded a free kick
he himself is more in danger of getting one for that
T is for the 21 man brawl
whiuch is basically an embarrassing scene of pushing and shoving
U is for the umpire which i sometimes wish id been instead
you never hear a cricket crowd shouting whos the bastard in the hat
The V is for vitriol vilification vendetta and volley of verbal abuse
some good bird noises there by the way
W is for walter pidgeon
whos mr Griffiths in 'how green was my valley'
i may have started to sound like during this song
'where was the light i thought to see in your eye'
he says that to a young huw played by roddy McDowall
The X
The X represents the sarcastic kiss planted on my forehead by the swarthy potugese center half
who i just dismissed
The Y is for Yate
the kind of town referees come from
And the Z
Well the Z could be for Zidane, Zico, Zola, Zubizaretta, Zoff
Even Zondervan
but is in fact for the zest with which we approach our work
without this zest for the game we wouldnt become refs
and without refs, well zero
See also Zatopek, Zeus
and Zeal Monachorum
I have a caravan there
static naturally

Wouldnt it be fun if the gave the ref a gun

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Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 10, 2007 22:04

Helen Love, of course, is a massive Cardiff fan and had a song called 'Cardiff City Superstars'.
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Re: Indie Pop Football

Post by nanski » Thu Oct 11, 2007 07:59

Huw wrote:I was thinking just last night of footballers who aren't twats, and my list is quite pathetic! Anyone know anymore? ...
you seem to be equating liking indie bands with not being a twat. that seems a bit unfair. plenty of indie fans are twats and plenty of people, probably even footballers, who don't care about indie aren't twats.

i don't know any footballers, so i have no idea which ones are twats and which ones aren't.
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Re: Indie Pop Football

Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 11, 2007 09:20

nanski wrote:you seem to be equating liking indie bands with not being a twat. that seems a bit unfair. plenty of indie fans are twats and plenty of people, probably even footballers, who don't care about indie aren't twats.

i don't know any footballers, so i have no idea which ones are twats and which ones aren't.
In England it's pretty safe to assume they're twats unless you know otherwise...

I'm sure Huw was being a bit tongue-in-cheek and knowingly [s]hyperboli[/s] [s]hyperbolec[/s] exaggerating with the title of the thread.

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Post by andyroo » Thu Oct 11, 2007 13:02

What about "The Ballad Of Phil Jevons" by, er, someone or other :wink:

The Aussie band TISM (a kind of more politicised HMHB, in balaclavas) did a tribute to strangely-accented Proper Football commentator Les Murray called "What Nationality Is Les Murray?"*. They also reference Aussie rules players and teams a lot.

Also some record covers come to mind: George Best by the Wedding Present, The Man Don't Give A Fuck by Super Furry Animals, Kung Fu by Ash.

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Post by Huw » Thu Oct 11, 2007 14:28

Nanksi is a twat.

Only joking.

I was watching Footballers Cribs last night. Oh my! Its dispiriting to say the least. I just want to believe that professional footballers are more than just blokes in shorts, that's all.
There's a whole swathe of football culture that is quite evil, sexist, homphobic and all that. But there is also the other side, the When Saturday Comes world, you know. I just hope that there are players and a managers who share in that world too. Maybe I'm just dreaming...
Tony Adams once said something like "people assume that all footballers have really naff taste in music. But I like good stuff like Rod Stewart and Phil Coollins". Doh!
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Post by nanski » Fri Oct 12, 2007 08:33

perhaps this makes me humorless, but this post has put me right off this place. thanks alot, huw.
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 12, 2007 08:36

Ignore it, Mary Ann. It wasn't very funny anyway, so you can hardly be humourless about it.

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Post by Huw » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:21

:oops:
Sorry.
Guess its me who is the twat after all...
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Post by jamie » Mon Oct 15, 2007 08:59

Brian McClair (ex- Man United / Celtic) was into The Wonder Stuff / James etc. Ok, so it's not twee, but it's better than S*mply Red and Lionel Richie.
Someone did a song called Paul Power Shirt (Bette Davies & the Balconettes) about the mustachiod Man City defender.
Helen Love (again) sang "Telling everyone he hates Man United).
An early Catatonia song Do you believe in me (when they were indie etheral pop, rather than Radio 2 fodder) had the lyric :
"Andy Cole's tortured soul / Missed out again in front of goal / I wish I had his cocaine confidence"

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Re: Indie Pop Football

Post by Richard » Mon Oct 15, 2007 15:07

nanski wrote:
Huw wrote:I was thinking just last night of footballers who aren't twats, and my list is quite pathetic! Anyone know anymore? ...
you seem to be equating liking indie bands with not being a twat. that seems a bit unfair. plenty of indie fans are twats and plenty of people, probably even footballers, who don't care about indie aren't twats.

i don't know any footballers, so i have no idea which ones are twats and which ones aren't.
I was thinking more footballers who aren't twats than footballers who like 'indie pop' music. Wrong thread for it, really, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. Obviously liking 'indie' music doesn't give anyone a safe passage from getting the label 'twat'. Actually, it probably encourages it. Just look at me.
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Post by andyroo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 15:46

Richard, your avatar is brilliant.

That's all I wanted to say.
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Post by Huw » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:57

I guess I should have said "footballers who aren't twats AND footballers who like indie pop". Would have saved a lot of bother!

I dunno much about Dhorasoo. I know he fell out with Domenech. He also has nice hair.

Anyone remember Cesc Fabegas's hair when we first joined Arsenal? Oh, I wish I knew how to poast pictures on here. He had the maddest hair ever! A big flopping mullett it was.
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Post by nanski » Wed Oct 17, 2007 02:16

It's quite easy to post images. when you're typing in your post, look immediately below the box you're typing in. it says "add image to post." click on that and it lets you select an image from your computer. upload it, and submit. if i can do it, anyone can do it.
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Post by crystalball » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:37

Our Cesc back in the day, as described by Huw:

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Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:45

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

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Post by Huw » Wed Oct 17, 2007 13:25

YEAH!

The best moment of my life so far...
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Post by Tomb » Mon Oct 22, 2007 08:17

andyroo wrote:The Man Don't Give A Fuck by Super Furry Animals,
That was Robin Fridayon the cover. He used to play for Cardiff & Reading. Apparently used to give v signs to the opposition goalie as he put the ball past them into the net!

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